Petworth Children Pledge Peace

Petworth Library

Petworth Children Pledge Peace

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

The DC Public Library celebrated King Week Jan. 12-19. During this time, there were many activities for children, teens and adults to learn about and honor Dr. King. 

At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, children were able to participate in the "Let's Promote Peace!" program, by signing a peace pledge and decorating our peace mural.
Together, we can establish peace which will give hope to all humanity, especially to the children of our world.

Children from ages 3-12 promised to promote non-violence, equality and cooperative community by signing the peace pledge, which featured these quotes from Dr. King:
  • "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" 
  • "It is not necessary to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it."
  • "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood." 
Our peace pledge, along with those from several other libraries, will be on display next week at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on the A Level.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to see all of the names of the children who have committed themselves to promoting peace in their communities.